1. His dad and father-in-law were wrestlers. Oh and he’s got 3 uncles and 6 cousins that are also wrestlers.
Here he is with his dad, Rocky Johnson. Destiny.
2. He chose to attend the University of Miami because it was the only school that didn’t actively pursue him.
He played football there, and was part of the 1991 national championship team.
3. He’s said that the success of his episode of Saturday Night Live is the reason he started getting offers from Hollywood studios.
4. He was paid $5.5 million for his role in The Scorpion King - that’s a world record for an actor in his first starring role.
5. In 2009, changes to Canadian nationality law stated that all people born in the first generation abroad after 1947 to Canadian-born parents are automatically Canadian citizens.
So at 37 years old, Dwayne suddenly became a Canadian citizen.
6. He played his own father, Rocky Johnson, on That 70’s Show.
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8. Lia Maivia, his maternal grandmother, was one of wrestling’s few female promoters.
And here he is, giving his mom a car. Cool.
9. Dwayne grew up in California, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania? Ok, sure.